He even recalled breaking the news to Sharon Chapman that her 10-year-old daughter had been found dead when, in fact, that task fell to another family liaison officer, PC Gaye Mallows.
Stevens was arrested at his Cambridgeshire home in September 2002, after his name came up in Operation Ore, a UK-wide investigation of paedophiles using the internet.
Three charges of indecent assault by Stevens against two underage girls were also dropped at the same time.
But, before the case collapsed, Stevens had claimed he was more than 100 miles away from the computer at the time the images where downloaded.
He claimed to have spent the night at Louise Austin's home comforting her after she was dumped by her boyfriend.
That was exposed as a lie, however, after mobile phone records and credit card transactions were found to show his movements.
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